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Disaster recovery - essential public asset restoration

April 2021

Following an eligible disaster, state and federal funding is available to help councils to restore essential public assets through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). 

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Building Better Regions Fund - Round 5 is now open for applications

January 2021

The fifth round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, which is aimed at projects that create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities, opened for applications on 12 January.

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Emergency management... how do you stack up?

November 2020

An increase in the number of natural disaster emergencies across NSW has resulted in an increased focus on local councils to be 'resilient ready' to manage any emergency.

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What went wrong with the NSW mergers?

November 2020

Four years on, the NSW mergers are still making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Back in 2016 the Fit for the Future process, brought in by the Baird government, was one of the biggest changes NSW local government had experienced over the preceding decade. 

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Welcome to Mark Wood

June 2020

We're very happy to take this opportunity to welcome Mark Wood to the Sydney-based team.

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Special Schedule 7 – infrastructure reporting 2019 – 2020

June 2020

It’s that time of year again where councils will need to report on the condition of their infrastructure assets in Special Schedule 7 (SS7). 

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Local government procurement in emergencies

June 2020

What role does procurement play in revitalising the local economy? How do councils plan for significant capital projects?

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Procurement Support

September 2019

We’re excited to welcome Shalan Rao to our Sydney-based team to provide specialist support to ensure our clients get best value from their procurement processes.

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Building Better Revenue Strategy

August 2019

Morrison Low is working with a number of the merged councils to establish new, equitable rating structures, harmonising rates across each LGA. These councils are using the opportunity to revisit first principles, aligning council revenue strategy with service level commitments and the funding requirements for services and infrastructure.

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NSW Road Maintenance Council Contracts (RMCC) and National Prequalification for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts

December 2017

Feedback from Road Maintenance Council Contracts (RMCC) stakeholders suggests that future engagement models for council road maintenance contracts will require individual councils to be prequalified u...

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